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Learn To Play Orange Blossom Special
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https://i.pinimg.com/736x/db/02/f2/db02f2b157a83a0b7d892c713f6eac23.jpg@Fiddlerman - 

What kind of coffee did you have before making this tutorial? 

I WANT SOME! (lol)

This thread got side-tracked a couple times, but it's worth reviving! 

AND, the Chubby Wise version (in post #56) is WILD! 

Orange Blossom Special - Fiddlerman Tutorial

 

Here's a little inspiration ON THE CELLO - with John Haines-Eitzen! 

 

 

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@Scrap This link might help. I think there is also a link in this tutorial to YouTube tutorial of Eric Christopher’s double-shuffle bowing.

Part One

https://ericchristopher.net/2012/test/

Part Two

https://ericchristopher.net/20.....l_part2/ 

https://media.istockphoto.com/illustrations/orange-and-blossom-illustration-id92724177?k=6&m=92724177&s=612x612&w=0&h=-gLac8yavN3qLX5S4B8tKvHwOt-n24a18oWB-iZUPXY=

 

So strange... ran across Eric Christopher's take on Micing the Fiddle, just 2 days ago!  

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Fiddlerman said
 I may find some time in the future to jot down the notes, but I have a feeling there are plenty available. 

I've just discovered this thread. Haven't read any of it yet. I looked around for versions of the piece a few years back and found a couple, in very different keys, neither especially convincing, so I'll trawl this thread for more useful information.

Found them - they are both in A, but very different intros and rhythms. This jpeg is probably the worse of the two

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And the attached pdf is probably the better of the two.

Yeah, I think a formal official version of it is required (the pdf may be such a thing already) - bluegrass players, even when they are as good as Michael Cleveland, tend to play ex tempore a lot, and add in a lot of improvised passages, sometimes too many, to the extent of monotony at times.

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@Gordon Shumway -

I think you'll drive yourself crazy if you expect to play this while readying the sheet music. 🤣

Besides the Fiddlerman Tutorial (which is also super great to get you get you in the mood), Red Desert Violin has 8 more detailed tutorials + one performance video for learning "Orange Blossom Special".

Orange Blossom Special - Red Desert Violin Tutorials Playlist
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The point is not to play it from the music, but to learn it from the music, and to learn the official version before branching out into unofficial versions.

(besides, you're wrong - most of Vivaldi looks like that sheet music, lol)

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one of the wohlfhart studies is similar to that.

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